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- The Twins and Tigers play two today, with the Twins also playing a doubleheader on Monday. Everyone in that Twins bullpen should get plenty of work over the next few days.
- Eight teams have a scheduled day off coming up on Monday and may feel confident enough to be more aggressive with their late-inning bullpen options knowing there’s a built-in day of rest on the horizon: NYY, KC, SEA, PHI, MIL, COL.
Transaction and Injury Notes
- Cincinnati Reds activated Michael Lorenzen from the 60-day injured list.
- New York Yankees activated Zack Britton from the 10-day injured list.
- Toronto Blue Jays activated Ryan Borucki from the 60-day injured list.
- Chicago White Sox activated Aaron Bummer from the 10-day injured list.
- Cincinnati Reds placed Art Warren on the 10-day injured list with a left oblique strain.
- Pittsburgh Pirates placed Sam Howard on the 10-day injured list with a right oblique strain.
Yesterday’s Performances and Notes
- Despite yesterday’s game going into extra innings, Diego Castillo was not one of the four Rays relievers to pitch in the game. Instead, Pete Fairbanks was called on in the tenth to preserve a one-run lead, which he did for his fourth save of the season. It’s interesting that we didn’t see Castillo in this game, but once again, Rays are going to Ray.
- Aroldis Chapman worked in yesterday’s game in a non-save situation, with the results being mixed. On the surface, the inning of work looked great as he allowed just one walk while striking out one, but the other two outs were fairly loud (both inches away from being HR’s) and he also committed a throwing error on a pickoff to first. It’s progress, but he still didn’t look like his normal self.
- Emmanuel Clase blew his fourth save of the season last night in Oakland, allowing a leadoff single and walk-off home run to Jed Lowrie. Cleveland has been going back and forth between Clase and James Karinchak in the closer role, but this outing may tip things back in Karinchaks favor moving forward.
- Paul Sewald relieved Kendall Graveman in the 9th inning yesterday to pick up a one-out save, his third save of the year. Graveman struck out the first and third hitters he faced with a pair of errors mixed in causing most of the damage. But after a two-run single to Shohei Ohtani, Scott Servais brought on Sewald who allowed another hit before finally shutting the door.
- Ranger Suárez picked up his third save of the season in game one of the Phillies doubleheader, as he allowed a hit while striking out the side. The three strikeouts are a bit of a surprise as he entered Friday averaging just one K an inning. Suárez has been a revelation for the Phillies this year and should continue to see the bulk of the save chances.
- Pirates closer Richard Rodríguez picked up his 13th save of the season against the Mets last night, walking one and striking out one while working a clean ninth. This could be one of if not the last save chances he sees (at least with the Pirates) this year as the veteran righty is all but guaranteed to be moved this month.